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AISECT felicitated with the FIPS 2013 Award

India’s leading e-governance services network, AISECT has won the prestigious Financial Inclusion and Payment Systems (FIPS) 2013 Award in Financial Inclusion category. The organization received the honor for its commendable initiatives in providing banking and financial services to the unbanked population of India. The Awards, which were announced in a glittering ceremony held recently in Delhi, acknowledged and recognized the decisive role that various organizations have been playing in the areas of Financial Inclusion, Banking Technology, Payment System, Mobile Banking, Health Insurance and other verticals. The award was handed over by Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Government of India Jesudasu Seelam to AISECT’s Director, Mr. Abhishek Pandit. The ceremony was graced by the presence of former telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar . Since 2009, AISECT has been extending hassle-free banking services across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Punjab where the organization is a leading Service Centre Agency (SCA) for the Common Service Centre (CSC) Project. Owing to the organization’s successful implementation of financial inclusion scheme in CSC states, AISECT has recently launched its financial inclusion scheme in 3 more states namely Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Commenting on the awards, AISECT’s Director of Business Services, Mr. Abhishek Pandit said, “We are extremely pleased to receive this prestigious award as it acknowledges AISECT’s relentless and dedicated work in making banking services accessible at the grassroots level. We believe AISECT’s good work will carry on further to reach even greater heights in the days to come”. Currently, the organization is working as a Business Correspondent (BC) for 26 nationalized banks including the State Bank of India and Bank of India for which it is a National Business Correspondent. Under financial inclusion scheme, AISECT is extending services such as savings, loan facilities, account opening, money deposit/withdrawal , microfinance and renewal premium collection across the unbanked population of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Till date, AISECT has successfully established over 1400 banking kiosks, opened more than 15 lakh bank accounts which have done transactions worth Rs. 500 crore across CSC states. The organization has won numerous international and national awards including the Manthan Award South Asia & Asia Pacific for the category E-Financial Inclusion & Livelihood as well as the e-Gov India Award as the Best ICT in Financial Inclusion initiatives. FIPS 2013 Award is the latest in the long line of achievements and recognitions that AISECT has won over the years due to its successful contribution in providing banking and financial services to the unbanked population of the country.  (Nov 1, 2013 | post #1)

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AISECT’s National Convention of Skill Development Centres...

India’s leading skill development and training network, AISECT organized a National Convention of AISECT Skill Development Centres in Bhopal. This convention was held in partnership with the Government of India initiative, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and witnessed participation from over 500 entrepreneurs who are running AISECT Skill Development Centres across ten major states of the country. A newsletter by AISECT highlighting the success of recently held AISECT-NSDC Employment Fairs or “Rojgar Melas” was also released by the dignitaries on this occasion. Mr. Ashwani Sharma, who is the Managing Director of National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), was the Chief Guest for the National Convention. The occasion was also graced by eminent personalities such as Mr. Jaikant Singh, Head-Monitoring, NSDC; Mr. Kishore Balaji, Head - Digital Inclusion-South Asia & Head Strategic Alliance, Corporate Affairs – South Asia, INTEL; and Mr. Santosh Choubey, Chairman, AISECT. AISECT, which has so far transformed the lives of over 13 lakh students through a host of skill enhancement programs, has recently partnered with NSDC with an aim to skill an additional 13 lakh youth within the next 10 years. Since the rural entrepreneurs within the AISECT network are responsible for taking the organization’s initiatives to the grass root level, it is imperative to continuously update and train them so that all the centre owners are synergized for better efficiencies and better results. This convention was a step towards achieving that synergy. According to AISECT’s Director Mr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, “NSDC has a mission of providing skills-based training to over 150 million people by 2020. This is a herculean target which can be achieved only when the entire vocational and skills training sector joins hands with NSDC and lends them support in every possible manner. As an organization which has been rigorously working since the last 28 years towards empowering semi-urban and rural India through skills and ICT based training & services, AISECT is keen to extend all possible help to NSDC for reaching their goal successfully. Initiatives such as this Convention and the various AISECT-NSDC Rojgar Melas that we had recently organized in all the NSDC states are being taken by us to reach out to the diverse set of target audience and generate awareness about the endeavors being taken by the public and private sector for the empowerment of the rural youth of our nation.” Awards for excellent performance in the field of skill development and employment generation were also given away to select AISECT Skill Development Centers by the Guests on the occasion of this Convention.  (Oct 29, 2013 | post #1)